Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bleaching: Doing it Wrong!

Hello everyone!
Do you remember (about a month ago) when Gracie tried to dye her hair pink and they turned out red?
Ahhh the memories. (post here)
We made lots of mistakes during that process and we decided to make a post about how stupid we were so you guys know what NOT to do when bleaching your hair and dying them a semi-permanent color.

First mistake!
Don't dye the roots first! 
Huge HUGE mistake if you want to bleach all your hair! Roots need just 10-15 min to bleach  while rest of the hair take about 50 min. 

Second mistake!
Don't start from the front! The hair at the back of your head are stronger thus it will take longer to bleach them. So always start from the back.

See how horrible they turned out? And she had Virgin hair! 
Another mistake is that we used a lightener without ammonia instead of bleach.
Just use bleach people!

Third mistake!
Don't slap the semi-permanent dye like that. NO! The result was lots of uncolored along with of several big chunks of hair. What we learned later on was that semi-permanent dye for some weird reason won't transfer to the rest of the hair even if you massage it like crazy (or brush it or whatever) It just sticks to where you put it.

Here we already know we failed. And decided to just dye the hair pink. Don't overestimate your powers. Just do the process slowly. Separate the hair and take your time.
Results!
You see it now right??
How the bottom of the hair at the back are almost uncolored and how uneven the result was. Only the roots on top of the head and the thin front hair were able to hold some pink color.

So there you have it. Second time we tried bleaching it took almost 6 hours. But it was done right and it was worth it.

If you have any questions about bleaching or dying your hair pink just ask us. We are no professionals but professionals can't do it better either (speaking from experience)
Do you have a failed hair color/haircut story?


Daphne 

39 comments:

  1. Well, I once put a light brown dye on top of bleach blonde hair. It's not recommendable, because usually, it turns greenish. Mine did. Luckily my hair stylist saved the day. :) xoxo ♥

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    1. Yeah i've heard a lot of horron green-blonde stories that may occur even at salons!

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  2. awww. the looks on your faces are priceless, lol. thanks for the suggestions though! always good to know these things!

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    1. I know! I was suprised she didn't cry, She didn't even kill me!
      Daphne

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  3. Good tips for people out there wanting to bleach their hair! It sounds like a tricky process!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. It is tricky. Needs loads of patience.....

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  4. This is all really useful info so I will definitely bear it in mind!
    x

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  5. hahahahahaah wonderful pics! You can't be more right!

    Using semi permanent dye as a toner is one classic mistake, as well as starting with the roots.

    Please check out my article on How to bleach your hair withouy damage

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  6. You, guys, are so cute! :) It's important to be able to learn on your own mistakes. But always better to learn on other's ;)

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    1. Haha thank you!
      Since we failed we wanted something good to come out of it XD

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  7. I had jet black dyed hair and wanted to go back to my natural blonde colour, being a poor student i thought I can do this! So i thought "bleach it" what can go wrong. I did the usual mistake of starting at the roots, after dying it twice in the same day, I ended up with white roots and yellow hair. I was advised not to dye it for 2 WEEKS so had to try and save it with purple shampoo which didn't help much, my hair was in such a poor condition I just had to dye it back :(

    Clo xox
    Bits&Bows

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    1. :(
      That sucks!
      How is your hair now??
      For what i've heard with blonde hair you just need to go really slowly. Like light brown first, then honey blonde etc etc
      Don't rush into it!

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  8. You guys crack me up! It's so funny that you have a picture tutorial for the wrong way to do it!

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  9. OK, I'm in love with your pink hair. I really wish I could pull it off. I think I need pink clip ins or something.

    And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Would you like to follow each other?

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  10. I have a fail. I tried to dye my hair blonde and it didn't even take.

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    1. I think blonde is even harder than pink. I'm so glad I don't feel the urge to dye my hair blonde. I would propably end up frying my hair! haha
      Daphne

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  11. I've always wanted to dye my hair pink. When the day comes I will be sure to take your advice! Great post!

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  12. I like it!!!!!
    xoxo

    http://cappucinofrio.blogspot.com.es/

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  13. Amazing hair!You look awesome : )

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  14. At least you learned form your mistakes. But it still looked very nice! I tried to dye my hair red yesterday. I knew it wouldn't be super red like I wanted because I didn't bleach it, but I think I did a good job for the first time around. :)

    http://internationalkoibito.blogspot.com/

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    1. You did? congrats!
      What hair dye did you use? I used to dye my hair super red a year ago so I would gladly give you tips (if you need any)

      Daphne

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  15. hey cool to "meet" you gals! My friend and I also blog together - she's in Adelaide south australia, and I'm in Sydney New South Wales (australia). Check us out, I think you iwll like as it's a similar Idea to you two.

    Of course we haven't both dyed our hair pink... lol!
    Love it!

    bxx

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  16. You are some brave women! I do recall having some of that bravery when I was younger. Now I am straight to the salon for some regular blonde highlights! I can live vicariously through you though! ;)

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    1. haha thank you! I didn't realise it was brave having pink hair until I found out that hair color is extremely important to random people at the street (men mostly). So yup, it takes a lot of "I don't care what other say" to pull colorful hair off. :)

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  17. cool hair colors :)

    mind to foolow me back?? i foolowed you.

    foolishisme.blogspot.com

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  18. look so cute, love pink hair. gorgeous.

    love,
    www.iliketowearsillyhats.blogspot.com

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  19. So cute!
    Follow me? I'm already following you (:

    x
    Beyza

    http://iwantmorenailpolish.blogspot.com

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  20. Just a second ago I saw, that this blog has two owners~ Am I right? But I am not sure about... Was it Gracie who wrote me or Daphne, who posted this entry. I'm fascinated by this bright red hair color(s) anyways~ :)

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  21. Very useful tips, thanks! My mom bleached her hair a while ago and it turned out really bad. Now I know why, lol. From now on we'll save the roots for last!

    I love your blog, btw! I'm following you and on bloglovin as well. Would you mind following me too? :)

    xxxx

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  22. hahaha, what a funny story. and funny that i've done all of those mistakes in the past as well. ;)

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  23. Thankyou so much, this is is the most useful tutorial (antitutorial?) i've seen in a long time! Super-informative!

    My failstory/HAIR MYSTERY:
    A bunch of friends and i decide to bleach our hair en masse... same bowl of bleach x 5 people or so. As we sit around the couch with our bleachy hair covered plastic bags, in i begin to feel a bit strange... but heating up is normal, right? ... and it grows hotter, begins to make a popping noise... i mention this but everyone else is fine... i assume i must be oddly sensitive to the experience. About 5 minutes in, i cannot take it anymore and dive into the shower... as friend helps me remove the bag from my sizzling head, steam escapes!
    After a long, painful shower i emerged with fried white-blonde hair and a scabby scalp... to a room full of contentedly bleached friends.
    The experience was so mysterious, i haven't done it since...

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    1. oh my god!
      How could this happen?
      Had you tried henna or something like that before the bleaching? maybe you had an allergic reaction.. Please don't do it again though! If one day you want really bad to bleach your hair again try the bleach on your hand to see if it reacts and later on a really small piece of hair..

      We forgot to say in this tutorial that you constantly hav eto check the hair while they bleach
      Hope your hair healed from this :)

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  24. I wish I'd read this last week, I had the same problem with bleeching my hair and have had to dye it red twice in a week because the roots and sides at the front keep washing through blonde within a couple of days :(

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    1. ah.. that's too bad :(
      You could try semipermanent dye as to avoid damaging your hair further. You know, until your hair is in a better condition (so you can bleach again)
      Semi-permanent like "Directions",Manica Panic etc dyes are super conditioning and doesn't contain peroxide and ammonia.
      I hope you hair is fine now!

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  25. i tried coloring my hair without bleaching and i have black hair. my hair became ORANGE at the roots instead of red and the whole thing was uneven and patchy. it's a nightmare.

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